A BUSINESSWOMAN was robbed by two armed men of P435,000 cash outside a supermarket on Magallanes St., Barangay Santo Niño, Cebu City past 3 p.m. last Saturday.

Maura Ylaya, 38, was also reportedly robbed of her cellular phone, while her companion Julito Silgas, 30, lost his Samsung S5 phone worth P15,000 to the man who pointed a gun at them.

When the robbery was over, the armed man rushed to a motorcycle boarded by another man and fled.

Ylaya, a supplier of vegetables to grocery stores and malls in Cebu City, told police she was bringing with her the money inside a sling bag because she was about to pay her balance to the vegetable vendors outside La Nueva Supermart.

In her business, Ylaya would order newly-picked vegetables from the vendors there, then consign those to grocery stores, who will then pay a share of the proceeds to Ylaya. When she receives the malls’ payments, Ylaya would then pay the vendors their share.

“She can’t pay her balance to the vendors anymore, as all of her money were taken away,” Chief Insp. David Señor, Theft and Robbery Section chief of Cebu City Police Office, told Sun.Star Cebu.

Señor confirmed that the victim had withdrawn P435,000 from her account in a bank inside Ayala Center Cebu earlier that day.

Señor, however, said that the TRS will still check today the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage captured in nearby establishments to confirm Ylaya’s claim.

“We could not request for a CCTV footage immediately after the incident because it was a Saturday,” Señor said.

In San Fernando town, a delivery van driver was robbed of his collection by two unidentified men in Barangay Panadtaran last Saturday afternoon.

The culprits carted away some P13,094 cash and a cellular phone from Raniel Mandaya Tangian, 36.

Before the incident happened at 1:30 p.m., Tangian delivered soft drink products to the customers and collected debts at the same time.

The culprits, who were riding on a motorcycle and wore helmets, approached Tangian.

The passenger pointed a .45 pistol at him.

Tangian gave the money he collected and his cellular phone because he feared of being shot. The robbers fled toward the City of Naga.

Last Friday afternoon, a thief stole P51,600 worth of devices in the stockroom of the Compostela Municipal Government.

Police said the thief stole two water pumps worth P41,000, two pipe wrenches worth P7,600, copper wires worth P2,000 and bulbs worth P1,000.

The incident was discovered by Timoteo Calo, a municipal building aide. The stockroom is located at the back of the gymnasium.